Running back Theo Riddick visited the Denver Broncos on Monday but left without a deal. There is still a chance he will sign with the team, though.
The Denver Broncos hosted free agent running back Theo Riddick on Monday after his visit with the New Orleans Saints. However, the running back left Denver without signing a deal.
Riddick still could be in play for the Broncos, however. The Saints signed running back Rob Kelley today, which likely means that they passed on Riddick. That also means that Riddick is still a free agent and is free to sign with any team.
He could have simply just been exploring his options. Obviously, the Broncos and Saints were the teams interested in him.
Free agents want to gather all of the knowledge and visits they can before making an official decision to sign with a team. There has been no word as of yet about Riddick heading back to the Broncos facility, but again, the chances of that happening seem to be higher now with New Orleans going a different direction.
Riddick would be a nice pickup for the Denver Broncos in terms of the passing game. He has 285 receptions for 2,238 yards and fourteen touchdowns since entering the league with the Detroit Lions in 2013.
Obviously, Riddick would have to earn his spot on the roster. If the Denver Broncos decide to sign the running back, he would compete with the other running backs to make the team. We know Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman will make the final 53-man roster but there are question marks after those two.
He could compete with Devontae Booker for the final running back spot on the team (outside of fullback Andy Janovich). The other running backs on the roster are Khalfani Muhammad, Devontae Jackson, and David Williams.
The running back position could gain another player before the Broncos’ first preseason game, against the Atlanta Falcons in the Hall of Fame Game, on Thursday.